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Best Places to Live in Vancouver, Washington

System - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Are you looking to move to Vancouver, Washington (or as the locals call it, "the 'Couve")? One thing is certain: you are going to love it!

From the artistic culture to the world class farmers market, you will find yourself with plenty to do. The moderate climate and natural beauty of your surroundings make every day a pleasure to be outdoors. The friendly vibe makes for a smooth fit into the community and easy to feel like a local.

If you are relocating to the area, it's important to choose the right neighborhood to rent or buy your home. Let's look into some of the nicest areas in Vancouver.

East Side Neighborhoods

One of the fastest growing and most popular areas to move into is the eastern parts of Vancouver. It's home to many amazing neighborhoods ranked highest in the city in terms of livability, education, weather, low crime, and more. Residents have great access to shops and services, and walkability in some areas is high.

Some of these neighborhoods include:

Arnada:

A neighborhood with diverse architecture and a traditional feel. Arnada Neighborhood Park is great for gatherings. It's also quite close to downtown, and easy to get there on foot or by bike.

Fishers Creek:

A quiet neighborhood that's great for children and families, especially given the 1.90-acre Fisher's Creek Neighborhood Park.

Officers Row:

The homes in this neighborhood date back to the 1850s, as they housed soldiers and officers stationed at the Vancouver Barracks. They are now protected by the Historic Reserve, with 34 units for residential living and others that are open for tours.

The area public schools have been given high marks. The demographics are primarily Caucasian, small African American percentages, and about nine percent Asian American population. The median price of homes is a bit higher here, but that comes with the territory - you are paying to live in arguably the nicest area of the city.

Centered on the River

There are three top neighborhoods central in Vancouver, Washington. Riverview runs right by the Columbia River and is ranked top 5 in Vancouver. It has low crime rates, stable housing rates, high income per capita, and lots of local amenities. Plus, you can't beat the beautiful view of the Columbia River, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest.

Dubois Park and South Cliff neighborhoods sit just north of Riverview. Both neighborhoods have nearby access to Blandfold Canyon Nature Trail.

You can't really go wrong with any of these neighborhoods. You just need to find the one that best matches your lifestyle and budget. Let us help you make that match.